Summer 2021
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest
@ Featherweight
37-2-1
28-3-0

Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Featherweight

The tape

32
Age
34
5' 7" / 171 cm
Height
5' 5" / 165 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
61.8" / 157 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12UD 12UD 12TKO 8MD 12
Form
TKO 6TKO 7UD 10UD 12TKO 9
37
Wins
28
19
By KO
16
51
KO%
57
2
Losses
3
1
Stopped
1
1
Draws
0
2006
Debut
2009
267
Pro rounds
218

Current rankings @ Featherweight

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Leo Santa Cruz vs Carl Frampton preview

When is Santa Cruz vs Frampton 3?

Leo Santa Cruz could fight Carl Frampton in Summer 2021 in the United States.

The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).

Santa Cruz vs Frampton 3 stats

Leo Santa Cruz would step into the ring with a record of 37 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Carl Frampton would make his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Frampton would have a slight advantage in power over Santa Cruz, with a 57% knock out percentage over Santa Cruz's 51%.

Leo Santa Cruz is the younger man by 2 years, at 32 years old.

Santa Cruz has a height advantage of 2 inches over Frampton. This also extends to a 7-inch reach advantage.

Both Leo Santa Cruz & Carl Frampton fight out of an orthodox stance.

Santa Cruz is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 2 years and 7 months earlier than Frampton, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 49 more professional rounds, 267 to Frampton's 218.

Santa Cruz vs Frampton 3 form

Santa Cruz has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight, he won against Miguel Flores on 23rd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Rafael Rivera on 16th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Microsoft Theater, California.

Going into that contest, he had beat Abner Mares on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.

Before that, he had defeated Chris Avalos on 14th October 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.

He had won against Carl Frampton on 28th January 2017 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Frampton has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Jamel Herring on 3rd April 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Caesars Palace Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had defeated Darren Traynor on 15th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had beat Tyler McCreary on 30th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Before that, he had been beaten by Josh Warrington on 22nd December 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Hehad won against Luke Jackson on 18th August 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO Interim World Featherweight championship fight at Windsor Park, Northern Ireland.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Carl Frampton has been fighting more than Leo Santa Cruz.

Leo Santa Cruz last fought 1 year, 5 months and 18 days ago, while Carl Frampton's last outing was 1 month and 8 days ago.

Santa Cruz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.2 rounds on average.

Frampton's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Santa Cruz vs Frampton 3?

Carl Frampton is currently (+100) to win the bout outright, while you can get (+100) on Leo Santa Cruz if you fancy the incredible upset.

Leo Santa Cruz vs Carl Frampton news

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